Noctua interjecta, Crete - photo © Andreas Manz

Noctua interjecta, Crete - photo © Andreas Manz

Noctua interjecta (Hübner, 1803)


Noctua interjecta is a moth of the family Noctuidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Noctua interjecta (Hübner, 1803)

Noctua interjecta caliginosa (Schawerda, 1919)

Common name

Least Yellow Underwing


Superfamily: Noctuoidea > Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Noctuinae > Tribus: Noctuini > Genus: Noctua


31-36 mm


Glades, edges along forest trails, wetlands, and grasslands.

Food Plant

The larva is polyphagous and feeds on the leaves of a variety of plants, i.e. Polygonaceae (Rumex), Rosaceae (Rubus, Crataegus), Urticaceae (Urtica), Malvaceae (Malva), etc.

Flight Period
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Lepiforum e. V.

Lepidoptera and their Ecology

Plant Parasites of Europe

Lepidoptera Mundi